International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
The number of Salafists in Germany is growing. Charismatic preachers successfully recruit young men. The ‘signpost’ project in North Rhine-Westphalia aims to prevent their radicalization.
Germany has said it will take on a further 5,000 refugees escaping the almost three-year conflict in Syria. The new figure doubles the number of Syrians now offered refuge in the country.
The Petersburg Dialogue, a regular round of informal talks, highlighted the existing dichotomy in German-Russian relations. Participants could not overcome the divide, writes DW’s Ingo Mannteufel.
It was a venue where odd things happened. Berlin's legedary Festsaal Kreuzberg was an art space that DW's 'Insider' Jan Kage helped defined, by emceeing women's arm wresting fights and befriending the security guard.